At least two people were injured and one was arrested after skateboarders fought with crowds gathered at the Huntington Beach Pier in support of former president Donald Trump.
The clash was reported about 12:30 p.m. Saturday, said Huntington Beach police spokeswoman Jessica Cuchilla.
“One individual reported minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital,” she said.
Trump supporter Nick Taurus, a self-proclaimed American Nationalist, later posted on Instagram though he may have taken “a skateboard to the head for President Trump … I’m still alive, I’m still kicking, it didn’t knock me out.” At one point, he removed a bloody bandage from his forehead to show the wound.
About 50 people attended the rally, “and for the majority, it was peaceful,” Cuchilla said. A 33-year-old man from San Bernardino was arrested, police said.
The demonstrators carried U.S. and “Make America Great Again” flags, chanted “God bless Trump!” and proclaimed Huntington Beach to be “MAGA Country.”
The rally came two days after a grand jury in New York voted to indict the ex-president, who is accused of paying off porn star Stormy Daniels during his 2016 presidential bid to keep information about an alleged affair out of the campaign. His then-attorney, Michael Cohen, served prison time for the crime.
Trump and his attorneys have denied any wrongdoing in the case. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in New York.
Huntington Beach police said they were not aware of any further Trump rallies scheduled for Sunday, and were planning to have their normal presence at the pier.
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